VideoBusiness is reporting that TNR, owners of The New Release and MovieCube kiosks, is also preparing to take possible action against Universal for its new policies.
“We’re not going to sit on the sidelines and watch” the Redbox lawsuit play out, said TNR CEO Tim Belton, who added that the company would decide whether to take legal action shortly. “We haven’t been able to reach [Universal] to figure out what their business issues are, which is kind of frustrating.”
TNR is currently Redbox’s closest competitor, with 2,200 kiosks.
Personally, I hope Universal changes its mind on this, because this move could truly kill the kiosk industry – not a good thing for consumers.